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F2FS Gets Enhanced For The Linux 3.16 Kernel

Linux Kernel

Published on 09 June 2014 01:27 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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Samsung has sent in their F2FS pull request for the Linux 3.16 to provide a number of enhancements for the Flash Friendly File-System.

Improvements for the F2FS file-system with the Linux 3.16 kernel include enhanced wait_on_page_writeback, support for SEEK_DATA and SEEK_HOLE, readahead flow enhancements, enhanced I/O flushes, support for fiemap, support for trace-maps, support for large volumes over two Terabytes, and a number of bug-fixes and clean-ups.

More information on the F2FS changes for the Linux 3.16 merge window can be found via the pull request.

Once the 3.16 merge window has passed, hard drive and solid-state drive benchmarks of the prominent EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, and F2FS file-systems will get underway at Phoronix along wither other Linux 3.16 kernel benchmarks.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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